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Holyrood Committee endorses Equal Protection from Assault Bill


A majority of MSPs on Holyrood’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee have endorsed the general principles of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill in its Stage 1 report.

Michael Gove MP to give evidence to Scottish Parliament committees


The future of the UK’s environmental, agricultural and fisheries policies will be explored when two Scottish Parliament committees hear from Michael Gove MP, Secretary for State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Local commercial radio in the spotlight


Local commercial radio is to come under the spotlight as MSPs on the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee continue their scrutiny of the issue at a meeting next week.

School pupils to descend on the Scottish Parliament for Euroquiz final


Can you tell the difference between the Netherlands and Luxembourg flags? Do you know how many officially recognised languages are spoken in Europe?

Scottish Parliament Committee launches workplace parking levy survey


The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee is today launching an online survey to gauge views on the proposed workplace parking levy at

Scotland’s relationship with Europe and the world to be examined


Scotland’s relationship with the European Union and the rest of the world is to be the subject of a new parliamentary inquiry by the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee.

Parliament Committee seek views on proposed approach to complaints about the treatment of NHS whistleblowers


The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee has launched a consultation into whether new proposals by the Scottish Government will achieve a cultural change in how the NHS in Scotland handles matters raised by whistleblowers.

MSPs identify a range of issues in infection monitoring within Scotland’s NHS


MSPs identify a range of issues in infection monitoring within Scotland’s NHS

First Minister to face Committee Conveners in extended session


Holyrood’s Committee Conveners will once again have the opportunity to question the First Minister on her Government’s plans in an extended session of Parliament’s Conveners Group.

Clarity needed on purpose of standardised assessment


Clearer direction on the purpose of standardised assessment in schools is needed, according to a report issued today by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee.

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